Sunday, June 20, 2010

process of reconstruction Spit of majapahit

Hello this is spirit of majapahit 

The Spirit of majapahit was build by Indonesian shipwright at Madura island East Java , is unique because of its oval shape with two sharp ends designed to break through waves of up to five meters.
Made from old and dry teak, petung bamboo, and a type of wood from Sumenep, East Java, the vessel, Indonesia’s largest traditional ship, is 20 meters long, 4.5 wide and 2 meters tall. 

The craftsmen  didn't use even one iron nail who jointed each planks with wooden nails it coled "pasat"  

It has two wooden steering wheels at the stern and  outrigger on both sides that serves as a counterweight and to keep balance 

The bamboo  Outriggers are distinctive of south east Asian's traditional ship
Twin outriggers defends ship against side wave was attended by risk overturn ship at open sea even if hight wave  It will enable ship to do expedition with safe 

We found some huge bamboo trees  in forest of Madura was stripped bark off its then was dried off it 

  A happy thing , sunset of Java sea is pretty good 

over... zhzhz....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hello world! this is spirit of majapahit ship

Hello world!

This is spirit of majapahit ship 

M for Manila A for Asia J for Japan A for Asia P for Philippine A for Asia H for Hong kong  I for Indonesia T for Tokyo


Folks. Do you know anything about Majapahit ? 

Majapahit was a vast archipelago  empire based on the island of Java  from 1293 to around 1500. The empire had expanded them power reached through Southeast Asia, including the present day Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, southern Thailand, the Philippines  East Timor and the Ryukyu (Okinawa) south part of Japan.
Majapahit empire was exchanging and making diplomatic relationship with these countries .Foreign trading  prospered   among  southeast Asia countries .  Therefore, maritime culture of Asia was developed and spread quickly  when that era before" Age of discovery"(from Europe point of view)  thus that is to say "Age of voyage  Asian" 

 The Spirit of Majapahit ship was the result of reconstruction from the trading ship replica in the Majapahit Empire era which was taken from the relief panels in Borobudur temple in the 13th century.

The reconstruction of the Spirit of Majapahit ship was the results of a seminar entitled "Finding the Shape of Majapahit ship" organized by the community of Japan Majapahit Association (JPA) and ministry of culture and tourism Indonesia , 

"Spirit of Majapahit" will visit several East and South East Asian countries such as Brunei Darussalam, Japan, the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Bangkok and Singapore.

This is a  kind of sailing expedition by Asian people for find our maritime culture

over....  zhzhz..